The Small Animal Sale set precedence with the addition of ducks to the sale bill at the Carroll County Fair.
While the sale gross for market goats was up over $3,000 from 2015, price per pound with and without champion goats was down. Turkey and chicken prices were down from 2014 and rabbit sale gross and price including champions were down, prices without including champions were up.
Christopher Gromley raised the champion pen of two ducks which was purchased by Dr. Bill Grubbs Carrollton Neck and Back for $350 each. Rebecca Gromley’s reserve pen of ducks was purchased by Countryside Equipment for $275 each.
Robertson’s Building Center purchased the champion pen of three market rabbits shown by Janae Winn for $225 each. Last year they purchased the champion pen for $500 each. The reserve pen of market rabbits shown by Lane Elton was purchased by Roger and Carol Kiko for $175 each. Elton’s reserve pen was purchased for $350 per head last year.
Sisters, Kady and Allison Davis had the grand and reserve champion pen of three chickens respectively. John and Ruth Davis purchased the grand champion pen for $500 each. John Walters DVM, purchased the reserve pen for $300 each. Due to the ban on poultry for the 2015 fair, prices were compared to 2014 results. In 2104, Kady and Allison Davis had the grand and reserve champion pen of chickens respectively which were purchased by Walters for $600 per chicken for both pens.
Deana Petersen’s 28 lb. grand champion turkey sold for $1,000 and was purchased by Dr. Carl Fry, Aultman Medical Group. Ryan Kiko’s 29 lb. reserve champion turkey brought a record setting $2,200 and was purchased by Roger and Carol Kiko. The grand and reserve champion turkeys each were sold for $1,700 in 2014.
Kory Host’s grand champion goat weighed 91 lbs. and was purchased for $25 per pound by Dr. Bill Grubbs Carrollton Neck and Back. Dakota Walters reserve champion market goat weighed 79 lbs. and was purchased for $11 lb. by Leann Cline Carroll County Health Commissioner. Last year’s grand and reserve champion market goats, also owned by Host, sold for $10 per pound.
Ryan Bowman earned grand champion carcass with 1.55 inch ribeye and 0.2 inch backfat. The 37 lb. carcass sold for $17.50 per pound and was purchased by Leanna and Alan Weir. Hunter Slack raised the reserve champion carcass goat with 1.55 in. Ribeye and 0.2 in. backfat. Bernie Heffelbower purchased the 44 lb. carcass for $16 per pound.
Eleven pens of two ducks sold during the Small Animal Sale grossed $4,050 averaging $368.18 per pen including the champion pens and $311.11 without the champion pens.
The 11 pens of rabbits sold during the Small Animal Auction brought $5,360 averaging $487.27 per pen including the champion pens and $462.22 without the champion pens. The sale total for 2015 was $8,760 averaging $515.29 per pen with the champion pens and $414 without the champion pens.
The 54 pens of chickens sold during the Small Animal Sale brought $25,340 averaging $469.26 per chicken including the champion pens and $441.15 without the champion pens. The sale total for 2014 for 67 pens was $41,700. Pens averaged $623.28 with the champion pens and $587.08 without champion pens.
Sixteen market turkeys were sold during the Small Animal Sale for $7,860 averaging $491.25 including the champion birds and $332.86 not including the champion birds. In 2014, 33 turkeys were sold for $16,734 averaging $507.09 including the champion birds and $$430.13 not including the champion birds.
Thirty goats sold during the Small Animal Sale for $14,754.75 averaging $6.78 per pound including the champions and $5.15 per pound without the champions. In 2015, 31 goats sold for $11,350.10 averaging $5.31 per pound including the champions and $4.39 without the champions.
Three Junior Fair Facilities Improvement Committee (FIC) fair baskets were sold during the Small Animal Sale. The number one basket sold for $500, number two for $350, and number five for $275.
Bill Newell and Mike Lozier donated their time to serve as auctioneers. Wayne Falb planned to assist but was ill.